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Jewish Book Club: “A Bend in the Stars”

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:45 pm
At the home of Mira Hasofer and on Zoom
Cost: Free

2021.04.15_Book Club Flyer_Bend in the StarsAt our April meeting we will be discussing “A Bend in the Stars”, which The Globe and Mail selected as one of the “Best Reads of the Summer”.

There are three easy steps to join:
1. Buy the book from The Book Depository or Amazon.
2. Sign up by emailing us at Please tell us if you wish to participate by Zoom.
3. Be ready to discuss the book.

Jewish Cemetery Tour

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:30 pm
Jewish Cemetery of Hong Kong
13 Shan Kwong Road, Happy Valley
Cost: HK$50 per person

Our Howard Elias will take us on another tour of this fascinating part of Hong Kong’s history.

Howard will share the stories of some of the cemetery’s more notable residents, which includes members of the Kadoorie, Belilios, Sassoon, Odell and Weill families, as well as some amazing stories about a few people you may have never heard of. He will also discuss religious laws and customs regarding burial, and the work the Ohel Leah Synagogue Charity has undertaken over the past decade to maintain the cemetery grounds.

“We attended the Jewish cemetery tour today and wanted to say thank you. It was fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing your passion. The hard work and time you put into the research is truly appreciated.” – Jackie

“I want to thank you for the visit you organised last week of the Jewish cemetery of Hong Kong. My wife and I found your explanations and numerous anecdotes fascinating.” – Fabrice

“I would just like to drop you a big THANK YOU for taking time yesterday and doing the tour for the public on a Sunday. It was very informative and it was such a valuable lesson for me. I will definitely take my nephew when he’s older in a few years’ time. I had heard of names like Kadoorie, Sassoon, Belilios since I was a kid in HK but little did I know of the stories that lay behind them… now I know, so thank you! I’m glad that there are still people like your good self to delicate their time and effort to study, preserve and promote their own heritage and culture to the public, thanks!” – Maggie

“Thank you. I learnt a lot!” – Naomi

Jewish Book Club: “The Weight of Ink”

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:45 pm
Library, JCC
Cost: Free

At our September meeting we will be discussing “The Weight of Ink”, a USA Today bestseller and winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

There are three easy steps to join:
1. Buy the book from The Book Depository or Amazon.
2. Sign up by emailing us at
3. Be ready to discuss the book.